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Bruno Borie

Bruno Borie

For many years this was one of the few unclassified properties in Saint-Julien, offering authentic cedary claret, which is capable of ageing gracefully at a modest price. When owner Henri Pradère died in 2005, the small 3.5-hectare vineyard was bought by the taltented Bruno Borie of Ducru-Beaucaillou and absorbed into his other Saint-Julien estates.

The Wine Society has been able to continue to buy its wine (now without a 'château' in the name as there's no building), which has gained in finesse thanks to the expertise of the team at Ducru-Beaucaillou, but which remains good value for money.

The blend is now 50% cabernet sauvignon, 40% merlot and 10% cabernet franc, and the wine can be laid down for between six and 15 years.

Members' Comments (1)

"We have just had our first well cellared bottle and I would doubt it will keep as long as stated. Showing very good balance already between tannins and fruit. I plan to drink the rest of our case in the next three years maximum. Really enjoyed it."

Mr Richard D Linsell (30-Sep-2015)

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